The great Erin Loechner had something on her blog, Design for Mankind, the other day that I thought was hilarious.
She'd picked up a map created by Russian turned British illustrator Yanko Tsvetkov and featured on his blog Alphadesigner. The map Erin ran was one of series Tsvetkov made that illustrate the stereotypes Europeans have of each other and that Americans have of Europeans and I thought they were hilarious. Here are some highlights.
This is Europe according to France:
This is Europe according to Britain.
This is Europe according to Germany
Here's Europe as Italy sees it.
This is Italy as seen by posh Italians.
This is Europe as the US sees it.
And in a turn around provided by a link from one of Erin's readers, Here's the US as Europeans see it. This map came from the Swedish graphic designer Attila Toth and his website Attila.
Thanks for the laugh one and all.